Vaikunta Chaturdashi is observed on Kartik Shukla Chaturdasi, the fourteenth day in Shukla paksha during Kartik month. In 2019, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date is November 11.
This festival is dedicated to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, who performed Puja to Lord Shiva on this day. As per the legend or story of Vaikunt Chanturdasi, Vishnu visited the holy city of Varanasi to perform Shiva Puja.
Lord Vishnu wanted to offer 1000 flowers to Shiva. In order to test Vishnus bhakti, Lord Shiva hid one flower. Lord Vishnu recognized that one flower is missing and offered his eye as flower to Lord Shiva. Shiva pleased with the utmost devotion of Vishnu and presented him the Sudarshan, the divine disc.
Vaikunta Chaturdashi is celebrated with gusto in Vaishnavite temples. Devotees offer 1000 flowers to Vishnu and special prayers are recited during the Puja. Vishnu Sahasranama, Vishnu Ashtottaram, Vishnu Stuti and the Vishnu Purana are recited on this day.
Panchang, 11 November 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, कार्तीक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, चतुर्दशी तिथि, अश्विनी नक्षत्र, सिद्धि योग, विष्टि करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:41 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:40
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:11 Chandrastama (Moonset)30:11
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 18:01
Nakshatra Ashwini – 19:18
Yoga Siddhi – 10:50
Karana Vishti – 30:36*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 08:03 – 09:26
Gulika Kalam: 13:33 – 14:55
Yama Gandam: 10:48 – 12:10
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2076 (Kartik Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1195 (Thulam Masam – Tula Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Kartika Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Kartika Masam (Karthikam)
Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha
Amrita Kalam 11:30 – 13:14
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 29:31* – 31:14*
Durmuhurthams: 14:44 – 15:28
In 2018, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date is November 21.
In 2017, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date is November 3.
In 2016, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date was November 13.
In 2015, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date was November 24.
In 2014, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date was November 5.
In 2013, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date was November 16.
Vaikunth Chaturdashi 2012 date was November 27.